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Have finally settled on a buffet for Isabels Christening at my OH's parents house in their garden, seeing as it is on 23rd July we are hoping that it wont rain!
Has anyone got any ideas for some nice things for the buffet - obviously going to do sarnies and cake but if anyone can suggest any nice fillings and types of cake to serve up that would be great!
When we had Natasha's Christening a couple of years ago, hubby gave me £100 to buy all the buffet food and wine!!
Luckily for me, my mums boss is a chef, so he could get us lots of stuff at a cheaper price.
I had a huge buffet on our budget, just trying to think back:
Various sandwiches - cheese, ham, beef, paste.
Joints of meet - beef and turkey I think it was - to carve yourself.
Various Indian nibbles - samosas etc.
Bowl of mixed rice.
Mum made a pan of curry & rice.
Bowls of crisp and nuts.
Dips and celery sticks.
Cake was from Costco - and had message of our choice on the top - for just £10 I think.
We have got Josephs booked for August, so I will do similar again.
Depends how much time you want to spend preparing, but little bruschetta type things with variety of toppings are nice. There are loads of ideas for these in Jamie's Italian book - will go and check and let you know.
How about something like coronation chicken?
You could also go retro and have vol au vents, sausages on sticks etc
As for cake, I've alsways fancied one that's made up of loads of individual cupcakes all stacked up - they look fab - something like this:
I'm sure you could do this yourself if you had time and inclination!
and I'm sure there's some pics in her domestic goddess book of how to decorate.
(hurrying off to persuade DH to let me have Evie christened...)
ok - some toppings -
roasted veg (toms, peppers, courgette)
tomato and basil
mozzarella and basil (and chilli oil?)
I guess you could come up with more based on what you can get hold of.
I did a buffet for my mum and dad's silver wedding anniversary. I did food for 100 people for £2oo quid. But then I did cook it all from scratch and it took me 48 hours to prepare it all.
pitta pizzas - mozarella and basil and goats cheese and red onion
Chicken tikka and jerk chicken
Honey and mustard cocktail sausages
Sausage meat and stuffing loaf
samosas, spring rolls and onion bhajis
Pork and waterchestnut wontons
Roasted vegetable, coucous and feta salad
French bread and butter
All sorts of weird and wonderful cheeses
Humous and crudites
and for dessert
Chocolate Caramel Shortbread
Chocolate orange marmalade cake
Banana tea bread
Tarte au pommes
Tarte au poire
Tarte au citron
Took me berluddy ages, but it was my pressie to my ma and pa.
Hope this gives you some ideas
That fairycake Cake looks fantastic!!!
That would be fab to have!
Joanna, I posted something similar a few weeks ago. It was on a smaller scale - only 8 people - but the thread is http://http://www.damsels.org/forum/showthread.php?t=2627
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